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March 4, 2010
TOPEKA, Kan. - Topeka's mayor says the city shall temporarily be referred to as "Google, Kansas - the capital city of fiber optics," in an effort to persuade the Internet giant to test an ultra-fast connection in the state capital. Mayor Bill Bunten issued the proclamation Monday after no city council members objected to the monthlong change. Bunten says the proclamation is mainly for fun, but that he hopes it will set Topeka apart from other cities vying for Google's fiber-optics experiment, including Baltimore, Grand Rapids, Mich.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
Fourth in a series of profiles of candidates for governor. Charles Lollar was at it again last week, the only Republican on stage with the three Democrats running for governor, wooing a crowd largely unable to cast a vote in the fast-approaching GOP primary. His Republican rivals skipped the event at a Silver Spring church, but as he has done throughout the campaign, Lollar focused on charming voters in a Democratic stronghold. The ordained preacher and former tea party activist spreads a spirited message about rising above partisanship.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter | January 20, 1995
The Baltimore Film Forum continues its John Woo series tonight with Woo's "Once a Thief," noted far and wide among film scholars and other refined cinema aesthetes as the only film in history in which a guy gets killed by a flaming basketball.Yet basketball death is only one of the delights of this whacked-out film. There's a guy who throws cards like Ninja stars, a gangster so in love with an awful painting that he'll spend any amount of money and lives to acquire it, and a car-chase sequence in Paris that argues the work of the great European car-chase choreographer Remy Julienne until you see in the credits that it was done by . . . Remy Julienne.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
It's a wet night after last week's Tribal Council, and Spencer is pissed that no one told him that they weren't going to vote Tony out. Tony thinks it's because they were toying with him, but the truth is that Kass (and possibly Woo) have figured out that no one likes Tony and they might stand a good chance to win against him in the final three. Tony talks to Woo about the final three, and Tony is thinking about bringing him and Kass (although he's lying about taking Woo because Woo is so darn likeable)
SPORTS
By Pete Bielski and Pete Bielski,Special to The Sun | April 3, 1995
Trainer Ferris Allen put the finishing touches on a successful meet by winning a division of the Gala Lil Stakes with the filly Woo and Me yesterday during Laurel Park's closing day.Making it sweeter for Allen, he claimed Woo and Me from the Charles Hadry barn just eight days ago for $25,000, a claiming price not often executed in the state.Talk about a fast return on investment.Woo and Me's winner's share for Allen and owner Edward Schuler was $18,000. And judging by the way Woo and Me swooshed past her foes for a four-length victory, Allen and Schuler were understandably happy.
FEATURES
By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | May 8, 1998
"Woo" is the name of a Manhattan femme fatale with a knack for wreaking havoc wherever she places her hot-pink platform heels. She's a diva, a doyenne of the demimonde, a street-wise B.A.P. of the first order.Unfortunately, as played by Jada Pinkett Smith, she also has a mean streak as wide as the East River. And that makes all the difference. The exploitation humor that "Woo" tries for always teeters dangerously on the edge of being out-and-out objectionable.For these types of comedies to succeed, they need a sympathetic leading character to make up for fatuous stories, inane dialogue and puerile humor.
FEATURES
By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1998
When actress Jada Pinkett and man-in-black Will Smith tied the knot at the Cloisters estate in Baltimore County last New Year's Eve, the high-profile couple successfully avoided a paparazzi carnival by keeping the location and every other detail, from caterers to corsages, under wraps."
NEWS
April 7, 2008
On April 6, 2008, JOYCE; beloved wife of the late Johnny Chew; devoted mother of Ray Chew, Eleanor Chew, Barbara Chew and Evelyn Mrnak and husband Michael; grandmother of Brandon Mrnak; sister of Shiu Yee Woo Chan and Shey Woo. Friends may call at Gonce Funeral Service, P.A., 4001 Richie Highway on Tuesday, from 3-5 and 7-9 P.M., where services will be held on Wednesday, at 1 P.M. Interment Glen Haven Memorial Park.
NEWS
By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | May 27, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- The large poster for Republican mayoral candidate Richard Riordan stands against the wall in the headquarters office of his campaign manager, Jadine Nielsen. Affixed to it is a printed swastika, the symbol of Nazism, of a violent past never forgotten, especially by Jews here and everywhere.As the June 8 runoff election approaches between nonpartisan primary winner Riordan and the runner-up, Democratic City Councilman Michael Woo, it has become a symbol as well of the bitterness and negativism of the campaign in this city already gripped by racial and ethnic animosities and fears after the Rodney King police brutality nightmare.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
It's a wet night after last week's Tribal Council, and Spencer is pissed that no one told him that they weren't going to vote Tony out. Tony thinks it's because they were toying with him, but the truth is that Kass (and possibly Woo) have figured out that no one likes Tony and they might stand a good chance to win against him in the final three. Tony talks to Woo about the final three, and Tony is thinking about bringing him and Kass (although he's lying about taking Woo because Woo is so darn likeable)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Beth Aaltonen and For The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
Back from Tribal Council, Spencer is trying to hold it together, but he's basically seen all his plans and schemes go down in flames because Kass couldn't stand Sarah. Spencer can't listen to her talk about strategy, because she's playing with her emotions and she's just lucky that it's worked out in her favor so far. The next day, with Sarah gone, Kass needs someone else to hate, and it looks like Morgan is it. She very passive-aggressively, and then just aggressive-aggressively says that Morgan doesn't do anything to help around camp.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 14, 2014
Baltimore has no favorite son or daughter in this year's gubernatorial race, so the Democratic contenders - all Washington-area residents - are stepping up their efforts to persuade city voters to adopt them. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler have opened campaign offices in Baltimore and have launched phone bank operations. Del. Heather R. Mizeur's lower-budget campaign is doing the same work out of private homes. All are regular visitors to the city.
NEWS
November 22, 2013
Charles Lollar's long-shot campaign has been making a series of missteps, from issues with their bus , a website outage , to an out of control campaign staff , offending the developmentally disabled community and more. And the hits just keep on coming. Today the Lollar campaign sent the following message to Central Committee members: Hello Brian -- First and foremost I want to thank you for your dedicated service to our party as a Central Committee member.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2013
Taking a page from organizations that offer members discounts, a residents' association in the northern end of Anne Arundel is offering more than the usual neighborhood advocacy and updates on zoning: The Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association has added discounts at area businesses. "Think of AAA and AARP, where membership means more than just having an organization that looks out for your interests," said Rik Forgo, association president. AAA and AARP are among large groups that attract members with deals that include travel discounts and savings on gadget purchases.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2013
As Maryland contemplates passing one of the nation's strictest gun laws, at least seven other states have courted its gun manufacturers, offering tax incentives and open arms elsewhere. The governor of Texas, West Virginia's House speaker and an Illinois congressman have written to Beretta USA officials, inviting a move and promising a better business climate if the 400-year-old Italian company chooses to abandon its U.S. headquarters on the Potomac. Another arms manufacturer and defense contractor on the Eastern Shore, LWRC International, received offers, some including tax incentives, from elected or government officials in Nebraska, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nevada, Texas and West Virginia, a company executive said.
BUSINESS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | January 15, 2013
Volvo Ocean Race officials were whisked to the top of the World Trade Center, honored as guests at a reception and squired to the grassy expanse of Fort McHenry during a 24-hour courtship meant to seal the deal to make Baltimore the event's only U.S. port of call in 2015. "I think they wanted validation on some things, and I think we delivered," Terry Hasseltine, executive director of the Maryland Office of Sports Marketing, said Tuesday of the previous day's visit. "We had an open dialogue, and I think it was conveyed to them loud and clear that we have a dynamic team in place.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover and Jules Witcover,Staff Writer | June 6, 1993
LOS ANGELES -- For the first time in 20 years, the nation's second-largest city picks a new mayor Tuesday. Voters will decide whether City Councilman Michael Woo will continue the long Democratic rule of retiring Mayor Tom Bradley or businessman Richard Riordan will become the first Republican elected to run City Hall in 40 years.Either way, the election will end a political dynasty under Los Angeles' first black mayor that was launched in 1973 with high hopes of new racial and ethnic harmony and is concluding amid deep divisions and grave fears about tensions to come.
NEWS
January 16, 2002
"Martin Luther King, Jr. by Robert Jakoubek is about a civil rights leader who worked hard to get black people and white people to go to the same school." -- Marlow Johnson Roland Park Elementary "My favorite book of all time is The Witches by Roald Dahl. This book is about a boy who has to live with his grandmother because his parents were killed in a car accident. Grandmamma loves to tell him about witches. 'There is nothing they hate more than children,' she says. The grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories, but nothing can make him ready enough for the day he meets the Grand High Witch herself!"
NEWS
By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2012
Whether the issue is gay marriage, Vegas-style gambling or college for illegal immigrants, all of Maryland's ballot campaigns have this in common: They are lavishing attention on black voters. African-Americans are expected to be fully a quarter of the Maryland electorate this year, a surge in participation attributed to robust support for President Barack Obama. Their sheer numbers make them important as Maryland, for the first time in decades, faces a trio of major ballot questions.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
Komen Maryland counts on Race for the Cure to pay for programs and support services related to breast cancer , but as the date for the 20th annual event approaches the group is facing steep declines in the number of people signed up and the amount of money raised. A little more than two weeks before the Oct. 21 event in Hunt Valley, registrations for the run/walk are off 42 percent and donations are down 55 percent, Komen Maryland disclosed Thursday. The organization blames the weak economy and tightened purse strings, but marketing experts say it's more likely fallout from the controversial decision by its parent organization earlier this year to stop funding the social services organization Planned Parenthood.
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